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Lydia Burris
United States
The Madwoman

Focused on intense emotions, worlds beyond, ambiguity and automatic explorations.

Always aim to Create Daily!

Raise each other up.

~~ Reach further than you think you can go, and you will go further than you would have gone. ~~

Some real life data on Lydia:
Real life, what's that? I make art. I teach. I travel to vend my stuff. What else do you want to know? Feel free to ask.
(updated Jan 2017)

Current obsessions:
podcasts. finding that spark again (It seems to have gone missing briefly).
(updated Jan 2017)

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Hi guys! 
Do any of you do redbubble, zazzle, cafepress, etc? 
Which ones? Link? 
Do they do well? 
Arguments for and against? 

I'm looking for some passive income streams.
And, I'm looking to stop revving my engines. 
I have so so so many images. And I'm making MORE IMAGES. 
I need to get more mileage from my works when I'm not at shows. 

I'm also looking for new shows to attend, or new places to show my work. 
I WILL BE AT GENCON. I will also be at Horrorhound Cinci, and my studio will be open for our big April OPENHOUSE. 
I'm sure I'll be doing other shows too but those are my only official ones right now. 

Thanks for any suggestions!
  • Listening to: Charles de Lint "The Secret of Grace"


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vanilla-vanilla Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018
Welcome back, and "bon voyage" to where ever you are going... Hopefully it will still be Earthside. ;-)
zyphryus Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018
Should be! And thanks!!
IgniteTheFlames Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
I'm so amazed by your artwork. I feel inspired.
zyphryus Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018
Thank you so much - its encouraging to hear! 
wendymaesnow Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous work! 😮💚
zyphryus Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017
Thank you!
Typewronger Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Meme (Popcorn) [V1] me looking through your gallery.
zyphryus Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016
*CACKLE* Hahah!!! Awesome Thanks!!
Arum1966 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
You've really been busy while I've been gone.  Your work is crazy phenomenal.  I look forward to your new stuff.
zyphryus Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
Thanks so much man!
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